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I have a whirlpool refrigerator, and as i was moving it a sharp edge nicked one of the cord's wires. Made some sparks, and shorted a wall socket. After stripping and splicing the wire together and plugging it in to a different wall socket, it worked just fine... for a little while. Then it stopped cooling. Lights still work fine, no problems with dust, all the connections are good around the cooling unit and everywhere else i can reach. Any ideas? I'm fresh out, short of tearing off the back panel and checking for a fuze (but first i have to open it, and i can't see how). Any help is appretiated

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Check the overload relay.

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There are 2 possible problems. One is the defrost cycle is not working properly this is usually indicated by a large amount of frost on the back freezer panel. If so, the circuit will have to be repaired and the evaperator thawed to remove the ice build up. The other is the fresh food damper is not working properly this is behind the "lump" in the back of the fridge compartment above the top shelf, remove the louver panel to see if it is open or closed. closed will be warm open should be cold. The water dispenser reservoir is probably frozen due to poor air circulation.

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The refrigerator should have a wiring diagram. Look in the grill on the bottom of the front of the refrig. Pull that grill off and a lot of times they are in there. Sometimes thay are taped to tha back also. You can buy a wiring diagram just like any other part from Whirlpool or sears parts center.

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